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White and Beige 100% Baby Alpaca Knit Ruana with Red Borders, "Light of the Desert"

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"Peru is fascinating," says Andean artisan Jorge Molina. "We... more

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"Peru is fascinating," says Andean artisan Jorge Molina. "We invite you to experience the feel of alpaca wool, legacy of the Incas, of the sun, the wind and the earth, elements that meet the blue Andean sky." In this case, it is the Peruvian desert and its colors that serve as Jorge's inspiration for this superlative ruana created with 100% baby alpaca, the very soft fleece from the first shearing of the season. The shoulders and upper back of the wrap are milk white, but further down that tone combines with an almond shade to create streaks reminiscent of a desert dune landscape. Crimson red along the ruana's borders provides a brilliant contrast and helps accentuate the design's elongated bottom corners.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 74 cm L x 116 cm W
  • 29" L x 46" W

  • 100% alpaca
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • One size fits most
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

92

Verified Reviewer

01/30/2018

"Consistent High quality and workmanship"

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Received this yesterday and it is beautiful as I expected. I have ordered a couple of ruanas from Jorge Molina and I have yet to be disappointed. Thank You. Could not be happier.

Purchased Item:

Light of the Desert, White and Beige 100% Baby Alpaca Knit Ruana with Red Borders

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Lyn

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01/27/2021

"Smaller than anticipated"

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I bought this for my mum who was at the time a fairly substantial lady - 220 pounds. I didnt feel that this was large enough or heavy enough to really do her any good. I kept it nonetheless. I may find a reason to wear it myself. The quality is good. I have no complaints about that. That is why I kept it for possible future use.

Tags By Lyn

light weight ruana hooded Autumn Spring Summe

Best Uses

  • A light wrap for breezy late Spring/early Fall and Summer nights

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Verified Reviewer

12/28/2020

"This is incredibly beautiful."

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Elegant and stunning. Thinner than expected but gorgeous!

Purchased Item:

Huarascaran Muse, 100% alpaca poncho

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Verified Reviewer

12/10/2020

"Blue Jean Princess"

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I can not get over the light weight of this baby alpaca poncho. The pattern on sleeve and cowl is subtle and lovely. The blue is deep and rich. Truly a work of art that I will wear and value like a royal Incan treasure. Thank you, Jorge Molina! Wearing this makes me feel like a Blue Jean Princess! Of course I will not relegate it to blue jeans only ; )

Purchased Item:

Titicaca Blue, Fair Isle Knit Blue Baby Alpaca Poncho

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Verified Reviewer

11/12/2020

"Love this poncho"

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This poncho is so unique and lovely. The foldover neckline drapes beautifully and the contrast of the red design against the black is just striking. The fabric is soft and this poncho is well made. I have another expensive Italian black cashmere poncho which I love but this Novica poncho has quickly become my favorite. I know I will enjoy wearing this for many years to come and am sure I will receive many compliments. My husband rarely compliments clothes I buy but he had glowing compliments on this poncho which is definitely high praise from him.

Best Uses

  • Perfect for both dressy and casual when you need a warm covering

Purchased Item:

Huarascaran Belle, Artisan Crafted Alpaca Wool Poncho

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Verified Reviewer

05/02/2020

"Fantastic"

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This ruana cloak is so pretty! The colors and pattern are very eye-catching. Love it!

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Purchased Item:

Peru Deco, 100% alpaca hooded ruana cloak

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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

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This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

 
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